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3 Job Positions at Never Again Rwanda: (Deadline 29 July 2022)

Senior Capacity building specialist at Never Again Rwanda: (Deadline 29 July 2022)

Job Title Senior Capacity building specialist
Reports to Deputy Executive Director in charge of programs and Quality Assurance
Internal relationships Senior Management Team (SMT), Programme Team Leaders
Job location The job is based in Kigali; however, the post holder should expect to spend up to 10% of the time occasionally in different provinces of Rwanda.
Contract Duration  Renewable Annually

 

Job Purpose

Supports the preparation and implementation of all capacity building activities. The candidate will liaise with community-based organizations, media and other Civil society organizations engaged by the program to plan the technical capacity building sessions, and advise the organization on the implementation of the planned capacity building strategies. He/she will also coordinate the technical accompaniment and on job technical support to partners by ensuring sustainability and efficient knowledge management.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conduct desk review of existing organizational and project documents to gain more understanding on NAR and its programs.
  • Lead the design of the capacity building strategy in line with NAR’s capacity building plan.
  • Design and operationalize quality capacity assessment tools and processes.
  • Conduct capacity needs assessments among CSO partners.
  • Convene consultation meetings with CSO partners and other key stakeholders to identify, update and consolidate capacity building needs.
  • Lead the design of quality capacity building materials and methodology based on identified gaps and needs.
  • Propose and implement out of the box and innovative capacity building strategies, initiatives, and approaches to enhance CSO partners’ capacities.
  • Train and provide accompaniment to CSO partners in documentation, policy analysis and advocacy in collaboration with NAR capacity building officer.
  • Organize and facilitate learning sessions and experience sharing sessions to support CSO partners review, reflect and support advocacy initiatives to adopt collective policy recommendations for advocacy.
  • Organize Capacity building sessions for CSO partners in scientific CSC Data collection and analysis for effective policy in collaboration with NAR Policy Analysis and Advocacy Advisor and Capacity Building Officer.
  • Support NAR Policy Analysis and Advocacy Advisor to organize and facilitate thematic advocacy meetings with Community based SO partners through established coalitions.
  • Provide technical assistance and advise to NAR capacity building officer to be able to delivery on day-to-day capacity building activities.
  • Transfer capacity building skills and experience to NAR capacity building officer for ownership and sustainability of capacity building initiatives
  • Conduct follow up assessments (post-capacity building assessments) to document the capacity building outcomes, good practices, and impact across community based CSO partners and suggest areas of improvement.

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years progressive working experience in providing quality capacity building to organizations in areas of governance, advocacy, policy influencing, participatory approaches, research, documentation, data analysis, reporting and learning.
  • Strong experience in development projects
  • Prior experience in conducting capacity gaps and needs assessments.
  • Experience in designing and providing technical accompaniment including on the job trainings, learning by doing, etc.
  • Strong capacities and experiences in designing quality capacity building materials.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing training curricula, including workshop agendas, presentations, and training exercises, games, and drills.
  • Conversant with innovative approaches and strategies for capacity building of adult people
  • Experiences in conducting out of the box thinking sessions and facilitate high level cross-learning, policy dialogues and experience sharing.
  • Strong experience in producing and disseminating knowledge management products.
  • Strong experience in the use of participatory approaches and expert knowledge in Participatory Action Research (PAR)
  • Experience and skills in scientific data collection, analysis, and reporting
  • Significant experience in NGO capacity building, training, and facilitation in Rwanda and region
  • Technical expertise in and experience in facilitation of coalition building and thematic working groups for advocacy and policy influencing,
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences
  • Strong facilitation and training skills required.
  • Prior experience working with civil society organizations, preferably in a management capacity.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of capacity building techniques.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the drivers of future growth in Rwanda as well as national vision policies (e.g., Vision 2020, NST1, blueprint Vision 2050) and their relationships.
  • Expert skills in policy analysis and issue-based stakeholders’ relationships analysis.

Application instructions

  • Interested candidates should submit their CVs and motivation letter to info@neveragainrwanda.org  no later than July 29th, 2022, at 5pm. “Senior Capacity Building specialist” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.
  • Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • NAR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender. Individuals from vulnerable groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
  • NAR does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • A work plan of yearly objectives will need to be produced between the line manager and employee at the start of the year in January, after the annual planning of yearly programme activities and events have been completed.

The list of responsibilities is by no means exhaustive, and the post holder may be requested to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required. The job description may be subject to regular review and appropriate modification

Policy Analysts and Advocacy at Never Again Rwanda: (Deadline 29 July 2022)

Job Title Policy Analysts and Advocacy
Reports to Deputy Executive Director in charge of programs and Quality Assurance
Internal relationships Senior Management Team (SMT), Programme Team Leaders
Job location The job is based in Kigali; however, the post holder should expect to spend up to 10% of the time occasionally in different provinces of Rwanda.
Contract Duration  Renewable Annually

 

Job Purpose

The overall purpose of the assignment is to conduct a policy influencing preparedness/ readiness analysis and empower CSO partners in that regard and draw an evidence-based policy advocacy/influencing strategy and plan. In addition, the expert will lead and oversee NAR advocacy and policy influencing efforts, produce a detailed report of advocacy efforts and its impact, design and update Advocacy tracking tool.

Will coordinate the policy analysis process and support CSOs and media to engage in public policy process. The candidate will support strategies of advocacy and ensure documentation of advocacy processes.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Conduct a quick desk review of programmatic documentation and related reports to garner an understanding of CSO design and particularly its new direction towards national policy influencing;
  • Review organizational documents (corporate policies, strategies, action plans and activity reports) of CSOs to make sense of their policy influencing mainstreaming practices or approaches and take stock of pending advocacy issues that arose from the CSC process;
  • Conduct and facilitate a methodology workshop with NAR & other CSO’s partners.
  • Collect primary data from key resource persons through individual and group interviews (FGDs) with the core staff and management of NAR and other exiting beneficiaries as well as relevant programme boundary partners.
  • Take stock of unaddressed key issues of concern to citizens which arose from CSC process in previous years;
  • Organize and facilitate cross-learning workshops for partner CSOs to share, prioritize & discuss most pressing yet pending citizens’ issues that arose from the CSC process in past years and explore collaboration and coalition opportunities to advocate citizens’ interests with one voice;
  • Design and develop a joint advocacy strategy to guide partners’ engagement efforts;
  • Assess partners’ organizational capacities in (evidence-based) policy advocacy and process documentation;
  • Develop a detailed action plan for the implementation of the joint advocacy strategy;
  • Present both the draft joint advocacy strategy and action plan during pre-validation and validation workshops with partners.
  • Qualifications

Ability to write up powerful change influencing materials (policy notes, issue-based policy briefs, background papers, discussion documents, human interest stories, etc.) and to engage high-ranking government policy-makers;

  • PhD or Master’s degree in Governance studies, political sciences, development studies, law or other relevant field in social sciences;
  • Extensive working experience with civil society or international cooperation in a policy influencing or advisory role;
  • Proven record of delivering high quality professional outputs
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English
  • An ability to work within tight deadlines

The desired skills and experience of the expert include the following:

  • At least 8-10 progressive working experience in a policy making or policy analysis and or policy advisory role;
  • A strong understanding of the Government machinery including national policy-making process and key moments of planning;
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of post-genocide Rwanda’s political culture, rules of government system engagement and governance principles;
  • Strong understanding of the Rwandan governance context and policy landscape;
  • Previous experience with Civil Society Organizations and development partners
  • Strong knowledge and understanding the drivers of future growth in Rwanda as well as national vision policies (e.g. Vision 2020, NST1, blueprint Vision 2050) and their relationships;
  • Expert skills in policy analysis and issue-based stakeholders’ relationships analysis;
  • Sensitivity to details and inclusion issues;
Application instructions

  • Interested candidates should submit their CVs and motivation letter to info@neveragainrwanda.org  no later than July 29th, 2022, at 5pm. “Senior Policy Analysts” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.
  • Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • NAR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender. Individuals from vulnerable groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
  • NAR does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • A work plan of yearly objectives will need to be produced between the line manager and employee at the start of the year in January, after the annual planning of yearly programme activities and events have been completed.
  • The list of responsibilities is by no means exhaustive, and the post holder may be requested to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required. The job description may be subject to regular review and appropriate modification.

Grant Manager at Never Again Rwanda: (Deadline 29 July 2022)

Job Title Grant Manager
Reports to Head of finance
Internal relationships Senior Management Team (SMT), Programme Team Leaders
Job location The job is based in Kigali; however, the post holder should expect to spend up to 20% of the time occasionally in different provinces of Rwanda.
Contract Duration  Renewable Annually

 

Job Purpose

The most crucial part of their job is to manage and identify potential grant support from donors, to meet the financial and operational needs of the organization. It requires a methodological and analytical approach of a grant manager to meet such requirements.

They also need to provide clear communication of proper rules and regulations for approving grants, its specifications, requirements and objectives across all beneficiaries, the organization and the management.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Managing and supporting the grants requirement and implementation for the organization
  • Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  • Oversee if the grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization
  • Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
  • Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the programs and finance department in accordance with each requirement
  • Analyse the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants
  • Provide detailed reports to the funders and the management with respect to the organization’s progress
  • Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs
  • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly reports for all grant related activities

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or 3-5 years of work experience with non-profit administration, grant writing, or fundraising)
  • 3+ years of experience in fundraising, grant writing or grants management;
  • Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience;
  • Strong administrative skills and self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner;
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to deadlines without sacrificing quality;
  • Extensive working experience with civil society or international cooperation in grant management
  • Proven record of delivering high quality professional outputs
  • An ability to work within tight deadlines

The desired skills and experience:

  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good understanding of the organization’s overall goals and its objectives
  • Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
  • Ability to work within a team and provide support to finance unit
  • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities
  • Experience financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet
Application instructions

  • Interested candidates should submit their CVs and motivation letter to info@neveragainrwanda.org  no later than July 29th, 2022, at 5pm. “Grant Manager” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.
  • Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • NAR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender. Individuals from vulnerable groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
  • NAR does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  • A work plan of yearly objectives will need to be produced between the line manager and employee at the start of the year in January, after the annual planning of yearly programme activities and events have been completed.
  • The list of responsibilities is by no means exhaustive, and the post holder may be requested to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as required. The job description may be subject to regular review and appropriate modification.

 

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